Real interest rate and labor market performance in developing countries
AbstractUsing data on 68 developing countries from 1979 to 2008 and controlling for a wide array of factors, this paper finds that a rise in the real interest rate increases the unemployment rate and decreases the employment rate. The magnitude of these effects is small. The results are robust to variations in specification.
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Employment; Real interest rate; Unemployment;
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